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Business can overcome obstacles when going global

Using e-mail can make it seem like foreign business partners are right next door. But if something goes wrong, it can quickly become apparent that working out problems is more difficult when you are separated from your business partners – not just by physical distance – but also by cultural differences. Experts say doing your homework and developing good relationships ...

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State`s businesses reach out to help Central Americans

Ocean Springs – You might think that the Mississippi Gulf Coast, only recently seeing damages from Hurricane Georges tallying in the hundreds of millions, wouldn’t have time for someone else`s problems. But the business community on the Coast, as well as elsewhere in the state, has responded to devastation of Hurricane Mitch in Honduras with an outpouring of donations of ...

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Women-owned businesses worth $11 billion to Mississippi economy

A recent national survey shows a significant number of women-owned firms sell products and services to government agencies. But women business owners are less likely than men-owned firms to sell to large corporations. Businesses owned by minority women are gaining ground, according to the National Foundation for Women Business Owners. Want to read the rest of this story? Call the ...

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Buyer loyalty cards a hot trend in retailing

It is getting so if you have a wallet full of plastic cards, chances are a lot of those aren’t credit cards but special “customer loyalty cards” that can provide discounts and other perks at retail outlets ranging from supermarkets to book stores. Want to read the rest of this story? Call the Mississippi Business Journal circulation department at (601) ...

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